christianmordi
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In 2015, the NFL lost control of players on the field, as many fights broke loose during games. The league took notice of these issues and have addressed them this off-season.
For the 2016 season only, players will be subject to automatic ejection if they commit two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties in the same game.
Both changes were adopted as one-year experiments, to be re-evaluated after the 2016 season.
Coach Bruce Arians of the Cardinals thinks the rule will put a target on the backs of players. "You can cheap-shot guys now to get them to retaliate," Arians said. "So now I got one on you in the first half. I'm damn sure going after you in the second half."
While many see this as a big issue in the NFL, most of the major sports in America have an unsportsmanlike conduct policy which includes the right to throw the player from the game when they get out of control. The NBA gives the refs control in regards to tossing players, so what's the big deal?

Is the NFL doing the right thing by adding the automatic ejection rule?

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@rodneyyoung I agree, but that's the same case with basketball and football. You have to remain focused on the task of winning the game first though
Well as Bruce Arians says this rule will put a target on players backs and players will be picking fights trying to get the other to retaliate
Considering what Odell did last season, this was almost inevitable hahaha
I don't know about automatic ejections...I feel like they are making the sport way too uptight these days.
It sucks when a player is just trying to play and another one is trying to bait them, but at the end of the day you can't rise to the bait. A good ref will notice when someone is behaving poorly, and this should give them the power to react accordingly, right?
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